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Monday 18 December 2017

Teen on trial for spitting at garda

a 17-YEAR-OLD boy has gone on trial accused of spitting into a garda's face during an incident at the holding cells in Dublin Children's Court.

The youth has pleaded not guilty to assaulting Garda Colleen Gallagher on April 30 last.

Gda Gallagher told the Children's' Court that a bench warrant had been issued by the judge for the teen's arrest for failing to turn up for a hearing that morning.

She and eight other officers went to the boy's home and arrested him before he was brought first to Kevin Street Garda Station and then to the Children's Court where he was placed in a holding cell where he allegedly spat at the officer.

Due to legal argument, the trial was adjourned until October 13.

Police killed by suicide bomber

A suicide bomber killed four police officers and injured four more during festivities for a local holiday in Grozny, the capital of Russia's troubled Chechnya.

The site of two separatist wars and a festering Islamic insurgency, Chechnya has seen a period of relative calm under the strong-arm rule of Moscow-backed leader Ramzan Kadyrov, and suicide bombings have been a rare occurrence in recent years.

Four dead in horror pile-up

Greek authorities say four people have been killed and at least 23 injured when a truck caused a pile-up on the Egnatia Highway in northern Greece.

Regional fire brigade chief Chryssanthos Athanassopoulos said "over 35 vehicles" were involved in the crash.

Firefighters said the dead include two women, a man and a charred body pulled from the burning car.

Freeman to star in Nazi drama

Sherlock star Martin Freeman is to star in a BBC drama about the televised trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann.

He will play TV producer Milton Fruchtman, who helped to make the trial of the man seen as one of the key architects of the Holocaust into an event which was seen around the world, in the BBC2 film The Eichmann Show.

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